Handling a situation:
When an employer decides to allocate time and money to offsite team building activities, then it is evident how important to them effective teamwork is. Teamwork refers to work done with an understanding and commitment to group goals.
As a team member and employee this assignment may seem like a waste of time and a real chore.
The following can be done to handle the situation:
• First, attend the exercise session and give it a genuine effort.
• Second, if it seems like a waste of resources, prepare a list of its shortcomings.
• Third, present that list to a manager privately.
• Fourth, offer a more productive team-building alternative.
• Fifth, be prepared to have them continue to stress this exercise and do not make too much of an effort arguing against it.
Bartz is no newbie when it comes to the responsibilities of a CEO. She knows that to have a successful company, she needs a successful group of employees. IN her preliminary statement she mentions that changes are due, but that the company has a lot of things going for it (name recognition, good cash flow, strong technology, and great workers).
By listing its plus points and later including her first step as CEO to be getting to know her employees, Bartz does a great job in showcasing the importance she gives her employees-a great teambuilding tactic.
Group norms stem from three sources. They are:
1. The group itself establishes limits for its members.
2. Larger organizations and codes of professional conduct may also set norms.
3. Influential members within the group may inspire the group to elevate its performance or behavior.
Relating the sources to a classroom setting, the following norms are apparent:
1. The professor sets the limits by basis of a syllabus and rubric.
2. The university code of conduct dictates acceptable and encouraged behavior.
3. The more charismatic students impact the effectiveness of lectures and study sessions.